Thursday, 8 October 2009

Starting out

I've accumulated a fair bit of gear over the years, I've not walked as far as I would have like, but I've got a fair bit under my belt. From the beginning I've been a walker and a wild camper and my gear reflects this. More recently I've been slightly obsessed with reducing the weight of my gear. I'm not big, I'm not strong and I've had way too much time sat at a computer. Clearly the British weather has influenced my choices, but I've picked up a reasonable amount of American gear, that doesn't really seem to get talked about in Britain much. I've also been heavily influenced by other blogs and websites and maybe now it's time to 'give a little bit back'. I'll concentrate on reviewing the kit I've got, my own path towards the light and trips I've taken.

2 comments:

ukmase said...

Good luck with the blog, i liked the Rhingos posts and laughed when you poured out the water from what looks like a pair of NF Hedgehogs.....if so i've been there before but refuse to change them becuase there so damn comfy.
Intresting choice of tent, but not my cup of tea, a brave man pitches his rain coat as a tent.

minimalgear said...

They were hedgehogs, they are super comfortable and they were actually pretty watertight before 6 hours of knee deep bogs....